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by dtc
Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:38 pm
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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Everclear?

Come on guys, you really do not drink the stuff.

I've used it strictly to make French Polish.

Maybe added to make a home made liqueur.
by dtc
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:02 pm
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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On a second look perhaps the angles are not 90 degree.

I need to wear my glasses more often.
by dtc
Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:57 pm
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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When was it decided to eliminate the 60 120 degree corners to your steps?

The drawing you posted clearly shows the intended proper angles.
by dtc
Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:35 am
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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I believe the parapet wall should go up first and the pour for the terrace last. The pour should be independent of the masonry, with expansion joints between them. (The parapet walls are on footers and the pour is on a gravel bed) Are you considering a drain? You should! I guess properly pitched to ...
by dtc
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:10 pm
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Topic: The Gunning House (Glenbrow) will be restored!
Replies: 87
Views: 63033

A number of years ago Palli, Mike Holubar and I visited the Gunning house and the studio tower. As much as I could relate to the spaces, all I could think of was all the work it needed. The time and dollars required just to stop the water penetration, roof, ceilings, windows...I believe the driest a...
by dtc
Sun May 25, 2014 12:00 pm
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Topic: Workspace flat roof replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 4194

Pic 29, Filling the horizontal bed joint with portland cement and sand mix. Note the lead plugs holding the flashing in place. Pic 119, Heat fusing (welding) a seam. Pic 120, Heat fusing another seam near the skylight. Pic 6, Note the utility scupper, which dumps water below. Pic 28, re installing t...
by dtc
Sat May 24, 2014 11:27 am
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Topic: Workspace flat roof replacement
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Pic 48, As you can see the original painted cooktop vent had to go. It was on its last leg 16 years ago, when we purchased the house. Pic 56, We needed to grind excess motar joints flush with the masonry wall in preparation of the sarnafil running up the interior of the parapet. Pic 58, Rolling out ...
by dtc
Fri May 23, 2014 9:41 pm
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Topic: Workspace flat roof replacement
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Pic 86, Adjusting the bottom of the scupper with cement. Pic 90, Transitioning the deck to the parapet wall. Note the angle of the pitch to the valley. If done properly there should be no standing water. Pic 93, Transitioning the deck to the skylight. Pic 94, Completed deck, ready for the Sarnafil. ...
by dtc
Thu May 22, 2014 10:35 pm
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Topic: Workspace flat roof replacement
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Pic 36, Shows the first layer of tar paper still adhered to the roof deck. Pic 42, The early stage of the tear off. The weather was accommodating. Pic 66, Cutting the plywood for the new roof deck. Note the duct work for the original "Clipper" exhaust fan over the cooktop. Pic 68, Sleepers are in cl...
by dtc
Thu May 22, 2014 6:10 pm
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Topic: Workspace flat roof replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 4194

Workspace flat roof replacement

This is only one approach to the replacement of an original built-up coal-tar, felt paper and gravel roof. I'm sure there are as many approaches as there are folks that will be participating in this discussion. So do not be alarmed if this process is a bit different, a bit odd. Basically there were ...
by dtc
Thu May 22, 2014 11:35 am
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Topic: Are you a Wright Purist?
Replies: 59
Views: 18901

J.Meyers,

I could start another topic discussing the workspace roof, or would you rather I send the pics to your private e-mail.
by dtc
Sun May 18, 2014 5:53 pm
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Topic: Are you a Wright Purist?
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Views: 18901

... guess I would be placed in the column of a non purist, for numerous reasons. Blowing off roof debris this morning reminded me in which camp I belong. First, We added copper coping to the tops of both chimney's, we were going to stop that perennial damp plaster ceilings once and for all. Mr. and ...
by dtc
Thu May 01, 2014 8:35 pm
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Topic: Wright's Penfield House For Sale
Replies: 5
Views: 3162

Of course we have mixed feelings about the Penfield house for sale. Paul and Donna are dear friends and Dianne and I will miss seeing them as often as we did when they move into the next phase of their lives. I know Paul will focus on his music, composing and performing and Donna will concentrate on...
by dtc
Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:19 am
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Topic: Cincinnati Trip
Replies: 16
Views: 8148

peter, If indeed you visit Rush Creek in Worthington, Ohio and then drive on to Springfield to visit the Westcott, you might consider driving north on 71 or 77 to Canton, Ohio. I bet I could arrange for you to visit The Rubin, Weltzhimer and Dobkins. Also as an added bonus you might want to see a wo...
by dtc
Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:51 pm
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Topic: Door Hardware
Replies: 34
Views: 16547

Yes, the insect screen doors open in.

The spring loaded stops are for the exterior doors.